The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

77 per­cent of likely vot­ers in bat­tle­ground states and districts this year would not be “moved at all” if they knew their mem­ber of Congress was caught in an ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair.

69 per­cent dis­ap­prove of Repub­li­can in Congress, 64 per­cent dis­ap­prove of Democrats.

58 per­cent would not be af­fected if they knew their mem­ber of Congress was caught buy­ing co­caine.

53 per­cent say their law­maker should stand by their prin­ci­ples at all times, even if it sac­ri­fices ben­e­fits for their district; 44 per­cent choose their district’s ben­e­fits over prin­ci­ples.

51 per­cent say they have a pes­simistic out­look about the U.S.; 47 per­cent feel op­ti­mistic.

46 per­cent would vote for a Repub­li­can can­di­date if the elec­tion were to­day; 38 per­cent would vote for the Demo­cratic can­di­date.

Source: A Politico poll of 867 likely vot­ers in com­pet­i­tive House and Se­nate races con­ducted May 2-13.

Hub­bub and mur­murs to jharper@wash­ing­ton­times.com.

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